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Rising Tide CST: Banner Drop

Rising Tide- Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories is joining over 50 other grassroots groups taking action this week to Stop Tar Sands Profiteers.

This morning we dropped two banners off an overpass on Highway 1 to highlight the destructive practices of fossil fuel companies. One said “Stop Fracking Chevron” and the other “No Consent? No Pipelines.” Check out more photos on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/risingtide604/8576938887/in/set-72157633054086938/

Pipeline plans are put in place by the corporations and their government cronies at the expense of peoples’ sovereignty and self-determination. Corporate control over community resources fuels the capitalist system which continues to attack both people and the planet. We reject capitalism, colonialism and imperialism, all neo-liberal trade agreements, institutions and governments that promote corporate globalisation. We aspire for fearless confrontation of injustice, selfless service to humanity, and compassionate alignment with local causes and global movements where community and collective organizing overcomes the domination of transnational capital.

We are inspired by the ongoing actions taken to directly confront pipeline expansion from those who have confronted the financiers of these dirty projects, such as those who locked themselves in a TD Bank in Washington, D.C. opposing the bank’s greenwashing, to the Tar Sands blockaders who have been standing in front of and chaining themselves to machinery or organizing tree sits in order to halt construction.

We are inspired by the Unist’ot’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation that have built a log cabin in the route of the proposed Pacific Trail fracking pipeline and for this reason we are organizing to oppose Chevron, a 50/50 partner in the pipeline, for this upcoming Global Day of Action against Chevron. This March 30th we will be joining the many voices opposing Chevron’s dangerous and exploitative tycoonery in a global day of action against the multinational corporation. Join us Saturday, the 30th (hyperlink) at noon at the corner of Willingdon St. and Albert Street in Burnaby.

Links to these actions:

Global Day of Action Against Chevron: http://calamites.resist.ca/?p=347

Burnaby Event Against Chevron: http://calamites.resist.ca/?p=402

Week of Action Against Tar Sands Profiteers: http://www.tarsandsblockade.org/weekofaction-main/

Unist’ot’en camp: http://unistotencamp.wordpress.com/

TD Bank Action: http://www.tarsandsblockade.org/weekofaction-day4/

Rising Tide opposes the profiting off of environmental injustice—that is the destruction of the land, water, and air at the expense of communities. We envision a future where all communities can sustain their collective needs as well as those of individuals.

 

 

 

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